A few questions about getting park tickets through Disney or a reseller. Thanks in advance for your help! Last time we went we stayed offsite and got our park tickets through ParkSavers - had no issues, it was great!
- This trip we will be staying onsite - probably at the Poly. Will we get MagicBands if we do a room-only reservation and buy our tickets elsewhere (looking like ParkSavers right now)? (We don't want Free Dining.)
- Are there any specific benefits to buying your park tickets through Disney if you're staying onsite, vs. getting the tickets elsewhere? Does it matter where your tickets came from in order to make ADR's (at 180 days) or FPP (at 60 days)?
- Do you have to have the park tickets linked to MDE in order to make ADR's, or is it enough to just have a room reservation onsite? (If I wanted to book an ADR for BOG, for example, do I need to have a park ticket linked to MDE to prove I could be in MK that day?)
- In order to get a possible room-only discount (waiting to see if one is released for November 2016 travel), do you need to have purchased tickets through Disney, or does this have nothing to do with it?
Thank you for your help! Since we stayed offsite last trip (our first), I have no idea how staying onsite impacts the trip and what the differences might be for us.